So grateful for a truly amazing two and a bit weeks visiting @lightfortheworldint projects in this special country. I have approx 16,358 photos (& that’s just on my phone🙊); here’s some highlights☺️#ethiopia#storiesofafrica#perspective#lovemyjob
Ethiopian food is amazing. The smells of spice, the local injera... but most of all fact that everyone shares a plate. Here, we take time to celebrate community, friendship, and local culture. #community#nourish#share#injera#friendship#ethiopia @rootsethiopia
The explanation of Latin names.
As y’all know each animal has a name, sometimes even a couple of names. But it’s sometimes hard for biologists to know all those names in different languages and that’s why they made the Latin name or so called scientific name.
This name is based on the closest family an animal is in.
For example a tiger.
You can find an animal like in search map. First is it an animals, bacteria, plant or mushroom? Animal. Is it a mammal, bird, reptile, amfibea, fish or boneless creature? It’s a mammal and so it goes on till you got at the family! For the tiger that is the family of carnivoria in that bigger family there are a couple smaller families like dogs, cats, bears etc. The tiger is ofcource a cat. But inside that family there are more families like the big and the small cats. The tiger is a big cat. And thats when we come at the Latin name part. In the big cats are tree so called genuses the most famous one is panthera and that’s the genus were the tiger belongs to, its his closest family! That’s the first part of the Latin name the second part is the name scientist have called him. For the tiger this is Tigris so the tigers Latin name is panthera Tigris wich litterly means panther cat tiger!
I gave to examples first panthera the panther cats. 2nd canis the wolf dogs
Insegnamenti di una settimana in Etiopia:
1) per entrare nello stabilimento servono 30 min per espletare tutte le procedure di sicurezza, ma poi capisci che è per districarti tra le scimmie e le mucche che scorrazzano nel parcheggio!
2) discendiamo veramente dalla scimmia, leccaculo compresi!
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🕯ትንቢተ ኤርምያስ 17:7-8
7፤ በእግዚአብሔር የታመነ እምነቱም እግዚአብሔር የሆነ ሰው ቡሩክ ነው።
8፤ በውኃ አጠገብ እንደ ተተከለ፥ በወንዝም ዳር ሥሩን እንደሚዘረጋ ሙቀትም ሲመጣ እንደማይፈራ ቅጠሉም እንደሚለመልም፥ በድርቅ ዓመትም እንደማይሠጋ ፍሬውንም እንደማያቋርጥ ዛፍ ይሆናል።
7: Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8: For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
+++ amen amen amen
Empress Taitu Bitul of Ethiopia (1851 – February 11, 1918)... Empress Taitu was the loyal wife of Emperor Menelik II. She was considered a brilliant military strategist, a commander and an advisor to her husband. Taitu’s relationship with Emperor Menelik was one of mutual respect, independence, trust and reciprocity. Taitu played a key role in halting European’s plot to colonize Ethiopia when she advised her husband to reject the Treaty of Wuchale (May 2, 1889) between Italy and Ethiopia.
The Italian translation of article 17 of the treaty would have made Ethiopia Italy’s protectorate. In contrast, the Amharic version recognized the sovereignty of Ethiopia and its relationship with Italy as just a diplomatic partnership.
Taitu’s advice lead to Menelik tearing up the Wuchale Treaty, which then lead to Italy waging war in what became know as the First Italo–Ethiopian War or the 1896 Battle of Adwa. Taitu reportedly marched north with the Emperor and the Imperial Army, commanding a force of cannoneers.
According to the research of Profesor Ayele Bekerie, Taitu’s strategy helped Ethiopia soundly defeat Italy during the Battle of Mekelle. “At the Battle of Mekelle, she advised Ras Mekonen to cut off the water supply to the Italians in order to disgorge them from their entrenched and heavily fortified positions at Endeyesus Hill on the eastern part of Mekelle City. Taitu was also the receiver and analyzer of intelligence information collected by spies, such as Basha Awalom Haregot and Gebre Igziabher. Historians characterize the intelligence data obtained by Awalom and Gebre Igzabher as crucial importance to the Ethiopian victory at the battle.”
By Kweku Ofori